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  1. 42 points
    "I AM THE SHARPEST OF BLADES"
  2. 40 points
  3. 35 points
    Dude has his own logo on the bottom of his shoe what the heck
  4. 33 points
    Just announced at comic con Official statement
  5. 33 points
    FAKER? I THINK YOU'RE THE FAKE EDGELORD AROUND HERE!
  6. 32 points
    Carbo

    Sonic Forces OST: Theme of Infinite

    I'm glad Sonic Team finally put out another track that's going to be used in every Let's Play intro, combo video, AMV and "hype" video ever
  7. 31 points
    I'm among the crowd that has a deep affection for these characters that were a part of my childhood. I hope they come back in some form. Not necessarily in the exact same way or with the exact same stories, but Sally, Antoine, Rotor, Bunnie and the rest of the Freedom Fighters were a part of the extended universe that I enjoyed from Sonic. I get that it's not how the games did it, but the latest iterations of Archie post-Genesis Wave were some of the best that we ever had, and it managed to remove all of the garbage that people seem to hate about the Freedom Fighters... y'know, without removing the Freedom Fighters, and also including the game cast? Basically what I'm saying is I'm a nostalgic dork who cares about these 23 year old characters. Bite me.
  8. 30 points
    I'll take this over what Colors and Lost World gave us, TBH.
  9. 28 points
    Our first look at the 3D special stages. The artstyle is pretty amazing. It's cool to see the team experimenting with 3D movement as well. You can get a glimpse of what appears to be Studiopolis Act 2 and another type of returning special stage as a bonus as well. Lastly we get a glimpse of a new type of time attack mode. You can restart your run with the press of a button
  10. 28 points
    ehehehehheehehh hahahahahahahhahahahah HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA HAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAA HAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAHAA Oh dear GOD in heaven that made my night, will be laughing myself to sleep now
  11. 27 points
    The Deleter

    Sonic Forces is Rated E10+...

    First "Oh no, the city is destroyed! Forces is wanting us to take it seriously! Sonic Team why..." Then "What the, there's Classic Sonic in the game, he's smiling, and the director says that the game won't be entirely composed of destroyed cities for the sake of keeping it lighthearted! Sonic Team what have you done..." Followed by "Oh wait, the director of 06 is directing the game and writing the story; it's probably going to try and have the same kind of serious tone as 06! Sonic Team what on earth..." Immediately corrected by "Oh no, Pontaff is writing the game?!? Their work is too lighthearted and poorly written for my tastes! Lol Sonic team..." And now we're back to "What?! The story is written and controlled by Nakamura again, and he wants it to take itself seriously?!? Lmaoooooo Sonic Team..." I know we aren't a hivemind or anything but good grief, the way you all flip flop on what's good or bad for the game like a light switch is ridiculous. It's like the game can't win at anything one way or another in this regard; if the story exists in one form or another, it's bad, even though it's literally the one aspect of the game we know basically nothing about...
  12. 25 points
    Slight addition to that point, Spaziante was a man who went to the lengths of importing the Japanese version of Adventure because by the time the crew got their hands on a US copy, it would've been too late to tie in. Not only did Spaz do that, but also then had to try translate the game and it's story from Japanese to English just to get a feasible story out of it. What did Penders do during this? Well for one, instead of proper Knuckles story, we had his lore shoehorned in, we had a weird as fuck sidestory with Locke literally taking off his clothes and fighting with a queen of a cat colony Star-Trek style, all the while people praised Locke, while the Chaotix were kidnapped and turned into butt-monkeys. This is the man who's trying to claim he had more love, and passion for this series than the fucking man who went out of his way to import a copy of a game he didn't even understand in an era where I'm sure it would've been significantly more difficult to import and translate games from different countries, and said person only did this out of their love for the series. Penders, fuck off.
  13. 25 points
    I feel like this approach is pretty unfair though. It'd be like saying you never want Shadow to appear in the comic because they made some bad calls with him in Boom/Forces/StH. There wouldn't be any baggage at all because it's a clean slate. If you're associating them with bad shit in your own mind, that's on you. Not anyone else. There are plenty of fans that think differently. If you'd just rather it focus on the game characters because they are the core Sonic characters and they're who you're interested in reading stories about, leave it at that. That's pretty much how I feel, at any rate. Wouln't mind them appearing in a smaller role.
  14. 24 points
    Probably vomiting over the fact that he has to be in another game. I'm feeling sick about it, too.
  15. 24 points
    Josh

    Sonic Forces OST: Theme of Infinite

    Jun did the guitars on this.
  16. 23 points
    Pretty sure by "taking itself seriously", it means actually trying to have a reasonable narrative and investing players into the story, as opposed to "LOL TAILS, BALDY MCNOSEHAIR IS TRYING TO DESTROY THE WORLD! ROFL!!!!!! GOOD ONE BUDDY!". From what we saw of it, it doesn't seem to be going to the stupid levels of 06/Shadow. All characters are still in the regular Sonic style etc. There's a difference between wanting to take itself seriously, and trying to actually be serious. I say this will end up being something akin to Sonic Unleashed, which came out to 7+ in the UK, which is about E10 for the US. A story that isn't grimdark and serious but actually had a narrative to invest players.
  17. 23 points
    VEDJ-F

    Sonic Forces is Rated E10+...

    You realise Super Mario Odyssey has exactly the same age rating right.
  18. 23 points
    So...not only does this exist..but it's good. Apparently some fans reached out to hunnid to put this together. Hunnid P seems to have gotten better at this over time to me. How about you?
  19. 23 points
    That made your night? THAT, that made MY night Sonic Team truly keep on delivering, am I right lads or am I right lads
  20. 23 points
    Infinite has cubes Sonic banner has cubes guys i cracked the code, where's my free copy of sonic marniae and sonic forchan
  21. 23 points
    Wow! A cutscene that sets up a mystery, ratchets up the drama, includes action beyond the characters flapping their lips, and is totally devoid of bad food puns. Are we sure Pontaff wrote this? Also, I just gotta say, Infinite sounds great here. I love his voice.
  22. 22 points
    I'm just happy the writer is involved with the entire process of the game, so the story will be more ingrained with the gameplay. Last few times, the story felt disconnected from anything we were doing in-game.
  23. 22 points
    Sonic the video game is an action platformer with a unique and, at the time, revolutionary blend of momentum-heavy movement, dynamic inertia, rolling physics, and pinball mechanics where the character flings around the level off slopes and bounces on enemies at high speeds while collecting magical jewlery. This gameplay style creates an environment where the player can feel safe moving ahead with minimal lethal risks. Levels have branching paths to make for several ways to experience the game, as well as occasional alternate characters with slightly different mechanics that change the experience of gameplay progression. The game goes from good to great after repeat playthroughs and enhanced skill. Low skill floor, high skill ceiling, a slight emphasis on scores, a higher emphasis on time and speedrunning. Sonic the character is a blue, rolly polly hedgehog in red sneakers who can run and roll at really, really absurdly fast speeds. He's got an irreverent and impatient attitude, but a kind heart that gives him a sense of obligation to vigilante justice. Loves nature just as much as he loves the city, as long as he can run and jump around both. Doesn't like being couped up, doesn't like swimming, and doesn't like being tied to any responsibilities. Cute, corny, cool. Has that 90s radical cheese to his personality, but will turn off the jokes when things get serious. Will gladly turn into a sentient sawblade and tear through solid metal when his friends are in danger. Likes long runs on the beach, single but not looking for a serious relationship. Eats chili dogs because why not.
  24. 22 points
    oh no now it'll be perfect
  25. 22 points
    Oh he's got plenty of that.
  26. 22 points
    Adamis

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    My thoughts :
  27. 21 points
    Sean

    Sonic Forces is Rated E10+...

    Holy shit knock it off with the meta commentary guys. Like you really gotta learn how to fucking stop taking things so personally when discussing shit online, especially when it comes to this series. This, nor anywhere, is not the place to discuss a person's opinions, you're all here to talk about the series and not put one person's opinions up to fucking trial or some shit Also, Chris Knopps, we are so fucking sick of your shit-stirring behavior on the forums that you know what, I'm just gonna fucking put you on mod queue until we decide what further action we should take with you EDIT: also yeah good call locking this topic because the rating doesn't mean shit
  28. 21 points
    Are you actually going to address any of the points being made or are you gonna keep doing this?
  29. 21 points
    If it makes you guys feel any more hopeful...the PR head for IDW seems to be a Sonic fan.
  30. 21 points
    I hope you're ready for this crossover. IT'S GONNA FUCKING HAPPEN!
  31. 21 points
    azoo

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    Thanks for everything, Archie Sonic. You weren't my favorite canon and you had a lot of problems to go through that you still didn't have done by the end, but there was a lot of heart and a lot of love put into you, in both your art and character writing, and I think that's what shone the brightest. How else did you make it through 24 years? Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse, Patrick Spaziante, Tracey Yardley, Diana Skelly, Aleah Baker, Adam Bryce Thomas, Ben Bates, Jennifer Hernandez, Steven Butler, Evan Stanley, Karl Bollers, Jay Axer, Rafa Knight, Art Mawhinney, Jonathan Gray, Scott Shaw, Ken not you.. Thank you. Up, over and gone.
  32. 20 points
    It really seems like Forces will be a follow-up to Mania if this is true and not much more, Mania can still stand alone as is, much in the same way S3&K stands alone even though Sonic Adventure follows up the story and history of Angel Island with new additions. As someone who is interested in both games, cool. For everyone else, I don't think this is going to be any more traumatising than Sonic 4 following up Sonic CD or Shadow following up Sonic Adventure 2, y'all survived those just fine. I also personally don't see it as a cheap money-grubbing thing but rather... cool they're connecting games again.
  33. 20 points
    I GOT ACCEPTED FOR UNIVERSITY!
  34. 20 points
    Tornado

    IDW's Sonic the hedgehog(coming 2018)

    Don't let the door hit you.
  35. 20 points
    Cleaned up the screenshot. Thank you, Photoshop.
  36. 20 points
    We need to work off of an agreed-upon definition of what "edgy" is in the context of Sonic before we even begin to answer that question in a way that rationally separates Infinite from the rest of the pack, and it doesn't help that the word at this point is just a generic joke meme to throw at anything and everything that doesn't smile. So yeah, good fucking luck with this topic.
  37. 20 points
    The use of old elements in the games should not be discussed in a vacuum, nor should they be construed as the biggest problem people have with Forces in the first place. The fact is, Group A wanted a 2D Sonic game that actually looked and physically felt like the classics, while Group B has wanted a 3D game that breaks out of the confines of excessive scripting, nails down a single robust gameplay style, uses the existing cast in gameplay roles, and uses plots and narrative devices that aren't embarrassing in 2006, let alone 2017. Both groups inherently recognize that these differences in demands are valid and coming from two different places, hence why no one gives a shit that Mania is a retread. Even if it's not something people in Group B wanted, they understand that not only is it what Group A wanted, but it's actually doing what those Group A wanted well. It's mechanically identical to a bunch of older games that in and of themselves were mechanically sound in the first place. On top of this, Mania is also a $20 downloadable game. It is, in the grand scheme of things, harmless. Meanwhile, Forces so far is not checking anything on many 3D fans' list off or is actually doing them worse, such as the physics and level design of Classic Sonic. Avatar's features and gameplay are at best considered a mild diversion, and at worst considered to be a mechanically awful addition that undermines the design possibilities and agency of the existing cast people have been begging for since arguably 2008. The narrative elements revealed at E3 are also part of the contention as a villains' rogue that potentially ignores certain characters' development in service of justifying yet another unabashedly evil superpowered anthro like Mephiles is not what Group B really wanted to see. On top of that, this thing is gonna be $50 minimum, and we don't know whether or not Sega will continue to keep the contentious ideas such as the Avatar creator if it's successful enough, which Iizuka himself admitted is the result of fan letters from 12 year olds and not any actual roundtable of seasoned adult game designers. This is really fucking worrisome. The fact is, Green Hill is the least of Forces' problems and the fundamental issues people have with the game would not be solved by removing it.To boil down the difference in reception between both games to hypocrisy over rehashed elements is completely disingenuous, a reading of the situation so fundamentally inaccurate as to raise the question of whether or not one has even been in the respective topics themselves.
  38. 20 points
    I actually really enjoyed that. I don't care that he's Mr. Edge-Lord or whatever. I like Sonic but it's cool seeing his ass get kicked. Also, his theme is the kind of cheesy that I like. The kind that I can ignore the lyrics to and enjoy the music. I won't have a problem getting into his theme. I can tell that the kids are gonna eat this game up.
  39. 20 points
    ''I'm the sharpest of blades I'll cut you down in a second'' Even this guy's song is telling us he's edgy as fuck.
  40. 20 points
    i can't believe they turned my sonic + linkin park amv into a video game omg
  41. 20 points
    Tornado

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    I refuse to believe someone can be so clueless.
  42. 20 points
    Adamis

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    Let's blame Sega for everything, eh ? Like KKM said, thanks to Archie, they've had several lawsuits launched against them thanks to the publisher's incompetence, and you really wonder why they'd stop anything with them ? And seriously, Archie's practice with their staff isn't stellar either. Jon Gray seems to have lots of things to say about them, for example. Sonic is their property, so yes they can be picky all they want. And as Tyson Hesse said on Retro :
  43. 20 points
    SSF1991

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    There's so much I want to say right now. There really is. I cannot get over how poorly things had been handled these past 6 months, and it's so frustrating that a comic book series that has lasted for so long is just...done. No proper send-off, no milestone issue...nothing. It's just "kbye". And it also stinks because whatever this "new direction" is, I'm not expecting it to be anything like the Archie universe. Not after all the complications, legal problems, and especially the increased in-game direction that the series seemed to be taking at the end of its run. I wasn't even a fan, and I'm frustrated. Frustrated for the freelance writers who were working on this, frustrated for the people subscribed to the series, and frustrated for the fans who genuinely liked it and the story it was telling. What a disgraceful way to end a series, and I'm not hopeful for this "new direction" at all.
  44. 19 points
    Blitz 'n Burst

    Sonic Mania SPOILERS Thread

    holy shit at this rate the game is actually going to release while this guy is still stuck on oil ocean zone
  45. 19 points
    The Splatoon 2 community is the best:
  46. 19 points
    Tornado

    Anyone else miss "3D"?

    Or if the actual 3D sections weren't so frequently so linear that they might as well not have bothered.
  47. 19 points
    But the characters aren't forbidden from having emotions. Eesh. That's what I mean by "the ghost of the mandates". The mandate says "Sonic can be sad but he's not the kind to cry his eyes out, tone that down" becomes "SEGA CHARACTERS CAN'T EMOTE DURR HURR" in the eyes of certain fans for some dumb reason. Even the infamous Yardley! panel that was edited still had Sonic tear up in the end.
  48. 19 points
    Okay, after calming down a bit, my only thought is in relation to some posts earlier: You do realize that in other comics like Transformers, there are a number of characters who have had the same name but somewhat similar to very different personalities compared to the original source material, and that while they might not be universally appreciated by everyone, most people can still see them as good interesting characters in their own right, or that they managed to do the original one justice while keeping them fresh? Heck even in stories where their characters are very similar to the original, new stories were told with them just fine and some people actually embraced these modern versions of characters who in the past probably had the same "baggage" problems you claim would make them bad and thus should just throw them out. So telling people that these characters don't deserve to be in the comic on the basis of baggage kinda strikes me as more of a personal bias rather than an objective (or at least somewhat less subjecitve) statement. That is all I am going to say on the matter.
  49. 19 points
    I fear I may have a problem. It's 3 in the morning and I'm still listening to Infinite's theme. I fucking love this shit man. This cool ass music and these awesomely-cheesy lyrics. "When everything you know has come and gone (You are at your lowest, I started rising higher) The scars we made are thrown away (Nothing in the ashes. Noises in the silence) When there is noone left to carry on (this is an illusion, open up your eyes and) Stay; Persist I can't; Resist BUT THATS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE INFINITE!!!!" Seriously, I feel like I'm a kid again.
  50. 19 points
    Borvoc

    Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion

    Nicole has a lot of fans and will be missed, assuming she and the FF aren't included in the new comic. I'm still hoping they are, along with as many legacy characters as make sense in a given story. I only liked AoSTH when I was too young and stupid to have any taste (if you like AoSTH, please don't take offense), but I still really enjoyed better versions of AoSTH characters showing up during Ian's recent stories. A part of what appealed so much about the Archie Sonic books at their best is that they took all the best elements of many different incarnations of the franchise, improved on them, and meshed them together in a way that made sense. If you weren't in the loop on all the characters and references, then they didn't seem out of place and weren't distracting, but if you did know about them, you felt like you were a part of a secret club, and it tickled in just the right way every time something showed up that you remembered from somewhere else. In many franchises, it feels like whoever's writing the stories has limited knowledge about the subject matter and doesn't care about any aspect of it nearly as much as the fans do, but Ian writes like a fan, telling good stories, understanding what the fans want, and even elbowing the the fans who care the most every once in a while with something only they would get, as if to say "Hey. See what I did there? Did you get it? That was for you." That's what made the books so special. Edit: I think another aspect of all this is that including many aspects of many incarnations of the franchise made fans of these bygone incarnations feel that the stuff they liked was still relevant, that they were still relevant, that the franchise hadn't forgotten them and still cared about what they liked and wanted to reward them for being faithful fans.
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